Organic Spirulina Powder is a plant-based green wholefood renowned for its high protein content (66%) and hundreds of vitamins, minerals, trace elements and amino acids. Originally discovered in South American and Africa, it is a micro algae that has immune boosting and anti-bacterial properties. It is perfect in juice, water, smoothies or even add it to salad dressings, soups or sprinkle on meals.
Spirulina is an organism that grows in both fresh and salt water. It is a type of bacteria called cyanobacterium, which is often referred to as blue-green algae.
Spirulina was consumed by the Aztecs back in the day, but became popular again when NASA proposed that it could be grown in space and used by astronauts
A standard daily dose of spirulina is 1-3 grams, but doses of up to 10 grams per day have been used effectively.
It is actually quite amazing how nutritious it is.
A single tablespoon (7 grams) of dried spirulina powder contains (2):
Protein: 4 grams.
Vitamin B1 (Thiamin): 11% of the RDA.
Vitamin B2 (Riboflavin): 15% of the RDA.
Vitamin B3 (Niacin): 4% of the RDA.
Copper: 21% of the RDA.
Iron: 11% of the RDA.
It also contains decent amounts of magnesium, potassium and manganese, and small amounts of almost every other nutrient that we need.
This is coming with only 20 calories, and 1.7 grams of digestible carbohydrate.
Gram for gram, this means that spirulina may literally be the single most nutritious food on the planet.
A tablespoon of spirulina contains a small amount of fat (around 1 gram), including both omega-6 and omega-3 fatty acids in about a 1.5:1 ratio.
The quality of the protein in spirulina is considered excellent, comparable to eggs. It contains all the essential amino acids that we need.
Ingredients Organic Spirulina Powder
Av. Per 100g
Energy (kj) 1360 Protein (g) 66 Fat Total (g) 3.5 Fat Saturated (g) 1.1 Carbohydrate (g) 17.5 Sugars (g) 3 Sodium (mg) 700
Serving Size (g) 5